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  • Is your child riding safe? Traffic Safety News  From the Delaware Office of Highway Safety Is your child riding safe?  Did you know that 4 out of every 5 car seats are not installed properly?  For caregivers, it’s not always easy to know how to correctly secure a child in a car seat, or how to fit the seat into the car. That’s why Delaware is joining the rest of the nation to promote awareness during National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 14-20. What you need to knowCar crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. The ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 7:14 PM by Charles Mitchell
  • Pit-Crew CPR CEU Dinner On Wednesday, September 17th, Aetna hosted a “Pit Crew CPR” CEU dinner presented by Scott Kier, NR-P.  In attendance were approximately 90 people from across New Castle County, representing in addition to Aetna:  NCC*EMS, St. Francis Hospital, Minquas Fire Company, Delaware State Police Avaition, UDECU, Wilmington Manor Fire Company, Five Points Fire Company, Cranston Heights Fire Company.In order to have effective “pit crew,” or “high-performance” CPR, ALL involved must work as a team, not as separate entities, much like a pit crew would during NASCAR.  In order to achieve this goal, HP CPR must start at the top and be endorsed by both EMS Leadership and Medical Direction, a drive we’ve already seen in Delaware ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 7:03 PM by Charles Mitchell
  • Voices of 9/11 On September 11th 2014 three of Aetna cadets particpated in the Voices of 9/11 commemorating all  those who served; were lost and their loved ones that were left behind. The cadets participated in two identical programs which were presented at Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security where  each cadet attend as a student. The 911 remembrance service was presented to all students, family members and service providers currently involved as firefighters, emeregncy medicsal technicinas, police officers and all branches of the military. To see further coverage go to the link listed below on Delaware Online.  Thank you Ryan Downey,  Dustin Straub and Courtney Sweetman for your dedication and commitment and representing service providers everywhere. ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 7:00 PM by Charles Mitchell
  • Engine 9-3 assists Singerly On the morning of September 15th Engine 9-3 responded to a reported duplex fire in Elkton with a crew of 4.  During firefighting operations a chimney fell and injured a firefighter.    FF Testa and FF Stombaugh happened to be on the porch roof and in the vicinity of the A/C from Susquehanna that got struck by the chimney.  FF Testa  stated they were on the porch roof with two other FFs (one from Rising Sun and one from Oxford) when they saw the downed FF.  FF Stombaugh quickly communicated to crews on the ground,  a mayday was called and requested a stokes basket.  The crew  on the roof packaged the FF in the stokes basket and lowered ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2014, 10:48 AM by Andrew Cavanaugh, Asst Chief 98-B
  • Visit from an Old Friend On Sunday morning, Life Member Steve Austin stopped by Station 9 with his restored 1954 American LaFrance fire engine. This engine proudly served Aetna from 1954 until the early 1970's. Story by Deputy Chief Drew Bowerson
    Posted Aug 31, 2014, 8:38 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
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